Windows 7 public beta available NOW


Thought you might like a heads-up that the Windows 7 beta is available for download right now. I’m pleasantly surprised, I was expecting more like sometime this evening. Of course, you can’t get near the download page right now, because it’s so busy. Don’t worry, within an hour, it’ll be all over Bittorrent.

A quick recap, for those of you who didn’t see this post. Windows 7 is Microsoft’s new OS, and they’re looking at a release somewhere in the second half of this year. This is a public beta, which means that it’s unsupported. If it screws up your PC, then you’ve got to fix it, so unless you’re happy mucking about with PC innards, don’t install it.

Download Windows 7 Beta (via Ars Technica)

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Microsoft's Zune not coming to UK until 2008?

That hefty piece of plastic we’ve been eyeing off for months now just keeps on blowing in the wind, as Bob Dylan would say. The US have had it since November 2006, and it’d been confirmed UK and Europe would be receiving it come Winter this year…until our good friend at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, reportedly told a German publication it’d been pushed back until 2008.

The reason behind this horror of horrors? According to the interview Ballmer gave the German publication Wirtschafts Woche, it’s due to the fact that the Zune is still to prove itself to Microsoft as a cash-cow….